External garage with it's own electricity meter

reford89
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I live in a very old property which has, at some point, acquired a garage on the other side of the street as there is no driveway. The garage has it's own electricity feed which I use to charge my EV. Is there any way I can avoid paying for 2 standing charges or will 2 MPANs always mean two standing charges?

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  • Netexporter
    Netexporter Posts: 1,024
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    It's one standing charge per MPAN, I'm afraid. Could you install solar panels on the garage? The exports should pay for the standing charge and make a modest profit.
  • reford89
    reford89 Posts: 18
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    Interesting idea! It faces the right way....
  • Ectophile
    Ectophile Posts: 7,225
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    I suppose the alternative is to find some legal way to run an electricity cable from one side of the road to the other.  But that's going to be expensive.  And then you'd need to check that you're not going to overload the house supply.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • brook_heather
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    Surely you can have two different tarriffs - an E7 or EV tarriff with cheap overnight electricity for the garage to charge your car and then something like Octopus Tracker for the main house.  Splitting the tarriffs like this may save you more than having a single supply.
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